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Music education helps develop students’ intellectual and emotional lives in a way no other subject can match. It helps students engage with school, creates good citizens and even helps them progress in other important learning areas such as Maths and English. Music: Play for life. 

How will Music benefit my son or daughter?


  • broadens musical, intellectual and cultural horizons.

  • fosters self-esteem, confidence and a positive outlook.

  • endorses the pursuit of excellence.

  • focuses on participation and performance in an environment of co-operation and teamwork.

  • encourages mutual respect and tolerance.

  • stimulates intellectual growth.

  • caters for differences in learning styles, opening avenues that students may not otherwise access.

  • provides one of the most powerful and profound means of expression and communication.

  • develops memory and demands accuracy and persistence.

Did you know?

In any one year, 19.5 million people attend popular music concerts, 5 million attend opera or musicals, and 4.2 million attend classical music concerts. 

The total value of goods and services in the arts and culture industries is about $19 billion, or 2.5% of GDP. 

Exports of cultural goods earn $750 million per year.

Arts-related components of the Australian economy have been growing at a faster rate than the overall economy for the past 20 years (about 4.4% per year).

Read more at Aitkenvale State School Music Program.